Navigating Utah’s Red Rock Canyons SUP-Style

Explore Utah's natural playground while stand up paddling along the Colorado River. Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is the new hot sport with "sea sweepers" dotting the ocean and enthusiasts exploring lagoons, lakes and rivers. As any SUP athlete will attest, it’s easier to paddle on calm waters without waves, so bays, lagoons and slow-flowing rivers are great environments for this rapidly growing … [Read more...]

Utah’s Coolest Drive-In Theater and Airstream Resort

Do not miss a trip to Escalante and the Shooting Star Drive-In where guests bunk in luxe Airstreams and watch outdoor movies under the stars. Nestled in Southern Utah's red rock canyon country alongside the Escalante River, you’ll discover a one-of-a-kind getaway where kitsch, comfort and style meet in an airstream park. That's right! The Shooting Star Drive-In, just west of Escalante in … [Read more...]

Stein Eriksen Lodge Adds Wellness Studio to Luxe Alpine Experience

One of Utah's premier resorts, Stein Eriksen Lodge stands as beacon of elegance and refinement where Deer Valley skiers gravitate to its luxe accomodations, legendary cuisine, and world-class spa. The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge will open a 3,000 square‐foot wellness studio in December, just in time for the 2011/2012 ski season.  Voted #1 Resort Spa in the USA Condé Nast Traveler readers, this … [Read more...]

Unlimited Spa Treatments at The Sky Lodge

Get spoiled this summer at The Sky Lodge—Park City’s premier luxury boutique hotel in Old Town—with the Unlimited Spa Package, which offers limitless access to their gorgeous Japanese-inspired Amatsu spa. No, we are not kidding; guests may book as many spa treatments as they desire during their stay. Imagine that! Amatsu, meaning “heavenly” in Japanese, derives its inspiration from … [Read more...]

X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival Hits Salt Lake & Park City, Utah

This January, the world’s top action sports filmmakers, iconic athletes and enthusiasts come together in Utah to celebrate action sports culture at the GoPro X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival January 22-25. This year’s fest, presented by SkullCandy, will take place in both Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah. “We are totally stoked to screen the best action sports films in the world at The … [Read more...]

Hot Buns at Canyons Ski Resort

First Heated Chairlift in the US hits Park City, Utah at Canyons, a Talisker resort. On those windy subzero days, the long trek up the mountain on the chairlift can be a grueling bone-chilling experience, but no more at the Canyons in Park City, Utah.   The Talisker resort now boasts a state-of-the-art revolutionary quad lift—a marvel of technology and the first of its kind in North … [Read more...]

Winners from X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival

The 10th annual X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival rocked Salt Lake last week with action sports industry leaders, athletes, celebrities, enthusiasts, and filmmakers gathering to celebrate the culture, and view the world’s best action sports films. Audiences enjoyed Q&A’s with filmmakers and featured athletes, along with open-forum panels on cinematography, distribution and piracy issues that … [Read more...]

X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival Ignites Salt Lake City

10 years in the making, X-Dance emerged from a convergence of like-minded action sports junkies and Sundance Film Festival fans that led to a mojito-infused decision to buy the url:, as the festival would run during Robert Redford’s media giant Sundance.  In 2001, the X-Dance Actions Sports Film Festival began in a basement room of night club Harry O’s on Main Street in Park City … [Read more...]

Heavenly Heber Valley

One of Utah’s best kept secrets is a quiet, bucolic happy valley, just southeast of Park City, where horse farms, a serpentine trout-filled river, Swiss chalets, a private Lear-jet friendly airport, and gold–medal golf sit encircled by the craggy peaks of the Wasatch Mountains and rolling Uinta range. Recently, this sleepy cowboy town has evolved into an enticing year-round playground, family … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday America

History relates that a cook during the Sung Dynasty (circa 960-1279) accidentally discovered that a mixture of sulfur, saltpeter, and charcoal would explode if ignited in a small space. Add a few colorful metallic salts and we're talking fireworks. For those of you with short fuses for long airport lines and other holiday hassles, wandermelon has compiled a list of easily accessible activities … [Read more...]